Carol J. (Whipple) McDonald, 70, of Geneseo, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Unity Point, Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Burial will be in Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. A visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the mortuary. The family requested casual attire for the services. Memorials may be made to the family.

Carol J. (Whipple) McDonald, 70, of Geneseo, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Unity Point, Rock Island. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Schroder Mortuary, Colona. Burial will be in Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. A visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the mortuary. The family requested casual attire for the services. Memorials may be made to the family.

She was born on March 29, 1943, in Moline, the daughter of Harry and Lena (Griffin) Whipple. She married Raymond McDonald on Sept. 5, 1964, in Silvis. She retired from John Deere Plow and Planter in 1999. She loved spending time with her grandkids and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed going to the casinos and bird watching. Carol’s generosity and helping everyone will be missed.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond; children, Ray (Brenda Verbeck) Krantz of Geneseo, Vicki (Rick) Mlekush and Don (Leann) McDonald, all of Colona and Troy (Valerie) McDonald of Geneseo; grandchildren, Broc (Jenny) Krantz, Bailie Krantz, Jeffrey Hovey, Dustin McDonald, Madison McDonald, Matthew McDonald and Dawsyn McDonald; step grandchildren, Tyler Rusk, Tanner Rusk and Austin Verbeck; great grandchildren, Chase and Cohen Krantz; siblings, Harvey (Shirley) Whipple, Richard (Nina) Whipple and Ron (Cora) Whipple. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lena Whipple; five brothers, John (infant), Francis, Leroy, Roger and Harry and two sisters, Minnie Holman and Mary Lou Smith.